Summary of “The American Sedan Is Dying. Long Live the SUV”

President Donald Trump’s vow to relax fuel economy rules could add momentum to the SUV and truck boom and invite General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co. to pull the plug on some passenger cars.
Detroit’s passenger cars won’t completely die off, said Alan Batey, president of GM’s North American business.
“You’ve got to look at compact cars and mid-size cars still being very large volume,” Batey said in an interview.
Built on smooth-riding, lightweight car frames, many crossovers get mileage close to the equivalent cars.
American auto executives might be happy to see passenger cars go.
“Car companies will make a business case based on producing and selling cars in China alone,” said Karl Brauer, executive publisher of Cox Automotive.
Toyota recently revamped the Camry and debuted a redesigned Avalon sedan in Detroit, while Honda Motor Co. kicked off the show by accepting the North American Car of the Year award for its revamped Accord.
Essentially ceding the car market to Japanese and the Korean brands may have once been heresy for the companies that used to fill American highways with Chevy Bel-Aires, Ford Falcons and Plymouth Furys.

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